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  • Blair For Hire: Former Prime Minister Cozies Up To Despots and Dictators

    01/11/2013 6:43:11 PM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Ian Birrell
    When Tony Blair visited Beijing a few weeks ago to open a prestigious conference on philanthropy, he showed he had lost none of the evangelical fervour that once dazzled British voters. Giving an impassioned sermon to an A-list audience on the crucial role of compassion, the former Prime Minister spoke of how societies should be measured not just by what people do for themselves, but by what they do for others. ‘The best philanthropy is about changing the world,’ he proclaimed. ‘Flourishing philanthropy is an essential part of a flourishing society.’ Blair told well-heeled listeners paying nearly £1,500 a head...
  • Gun-control efforts are arrogant abuse of rights: Make no mistakepols are coming for our guns

    01/11/2013 6:41:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Athens Banner-Herald ^ | January 11, 2013 | Jerry Haas
    This is not unexpected. The Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting is the impetus. While the deaths at the school are beyond tragic, firearms confiscation and an assault weapons ban (however defined) are liberal opportunism. It is the government attempting to usurp our rights. We are made in the image of God. Traditionally, this includes the capacity to reason, to make moral judgments, communicate through language, develop relationships governed by love and commitment, create and enjoy all sorts of arts, and to investigate our universe through scientific developments. Being made in his image, God gave man dominion over all the earth....
  • Dispensing with the Constitution ---Obamas executive caprice.

    01/11/2013 6:41:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17 | BRETT TALLEY
    We are in the midst of a crisis of federalism and we dont even know it. In November, the states of Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana use, while 16 other states and Washington, D.C., already permitted the medical use of marijuana. Yet at the same time, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 prohibits the cultivation, sale, and use of marijuana in all its forms. State and federal law are at odds.The Constitution is plain: Federal law is the supreme law of the land (Article VI, section 2). And yet our national history is replete with conflicts between the laws...
  • Obama, Karzai Call for Taliban Office in Afghanistan

    01/11/2013 6:39:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    The Taliban, which harbored al Qaeda in Afghanistan in the lead up to the 9/11 attacks on America in 2001, will have an office in Afghanistan and engage in direct talks with the democratic government there, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai affirmed at a joint White House news conference Friday. Ultimately security gains must be matched by political progress, so weve recommitted our nations to a reconciliation process between the Afghan government and the Taliban, Obama said. President Karzai updated me on the Afghan governments road map to peace, and today we agreed that this process should...
  • Cobb GOP Breakfast: Father of Aurora shooting victim speaks on gun control

    01/11/2013 6:32:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Geoff Folsom
    MARIETTA An incoming lawmaker who has introduced several bills calling for loosening of concealed weapons laws in Georgia was told Saturday that his proposed legislation doesnt go far enough. Carrying a .45-caliber pistol on his side, Guy Bennett said his 22-year-old son was in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater where a gunman opened fire during a July 20 showing of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. Bennetts sons girlfriend was among those hit in the mass shooting, but survived. Bennett, speaking to a panel discussion of eight current, outgoing and future Republican state representatives...
  • Porn producer sues L.A. over condom law - Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce join Vivid in claim

    01/11/2013 6:28:11 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Adult film production company Vivid Entertainment, along with porn actors Kayden Kross and Logan Pierce, have filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County, seeking to overturn a newly enacted condom law. LA County voters approved a measure that requires adult film performers to use condoms while filming sex scenes within the county borders. According to the Los Angeles Times, Vivid's lawsuit claims the new ordinance violates the performers' right to freedom of expression under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. During a hotly debated build up to the ballot, proponents of the measure claimed they were working for...
  • Millions noticing paychecks lighter today, due to payroll tax hike

    01/11/2013 6:21:03 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies ^ | 1/11/2013 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Gabriella Hoffmans paycheck is a little lighter today, thanks to a payroll tax increase that is forcing millions of Americans to make the kind of tough budget cuts their representatives in Washington lawmakers seem unwilling to tackle. Hoffman, a 21-year-old Virginian who works at a nonprofit, estimates her paycheck will be roughly $30 less this biweekly pay period, or about $780 annually, thanks to the end of a two-year cut on payroll taxes, which fund Social Security. The tax has risen back up to 6.2 percent from 4.2 percent, costing someone making $50,000 annually about $1,000 per year and a...
  • The Seventh From Adam...Genesis 5 pt 3

    01/11/2013 6:16:49 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    01-11-13 | Bill Randles
    And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.( Genesis 5: 21-24)We have been examining the two contrasting lines which developed from among Adams children. Cain, the worlds first will worshipper and murderer, set out east of Eden, away from the presence of the Lord, to inaugurate a new start for mankind, the city of Enoch,...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 12 Jan 2013

    01/11/2013 6:11:33 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 212 replies
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  • No charges for NBC host over ammunition magazine

    01/11/2013 6:11:23 PM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 11 January, 2013 | ERIC TUCKER, AP
    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - NBC journalist David Gregory won't face charges for displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine on his "Meet the Press" news program last month, District of Columbia prosecutors announced Friday.
  • The Irony Of Liberals Believing Gun Control Saves Lives

    01/11/2013 6:05:09 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-11-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It has been said so much...too much...that it is becoming cliche to say that gun control only affects the law abiding. It's not even debatable, unless you're not smart enough to understand common sense.
  • Lautenberg aides deny report that senator has decided to step down

    01/11/2013 6:03:18 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Aides to five-term U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg are rejecting a report by NBC tonight that the 88-year-old senator will not seek re-election in 2014. "NBC 4's report that Senator Lautenberg has decided to retire has not been confirmed by our office or anyone in our organization. The Senator has not made a decision on his re-election." said Lautenberg spokesman Caley Gray, adding the report "is simply not true." The report came from veteran local NBC reporter Brian Thompson who cited un-named sources.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-11-13

    01/11/2013 5:55:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 21 replies ^ | 1-11-13 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Our States Remain United (White House Responds to Secession Petitions)

    01/11/2013 5:54:39 PM PST · by arista · 11 replies
    The White House ^ | 1/11/13 | Jon Carson
    Thank you for using the White House's online petitions platform to participate in your government. In a nation of 300 million people -- each with their own set of deeply-held beliefs -- democracy can be noisy and controversial. And that's a good thing. Free and open debate is what makes this country work, and many people around the world risk their lives every day for the liberties we often take for granted. But as much as we value a healthy debate, we don't let that debate tear us apart. Our founding fathers established the Constitution of the United States "in...
  • Washington Post prints's Mike Stollenwerk's letter re Biden work group

    01/11/2013 5:53:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 9 January, 2013 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Letter to the Editor Find legal avenues for gun policies Published: January 8, 2013 Several of the policy initiatives being considered by Vice President Bidens working group [Broad strategy on guns weighed, front page, Jan. 6] appear to be plainly unconstitutional (e.g., to stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools and to ban ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds). In 1995 the Supreme Court held in U.S. v. Lopez that the federal government did not have the power to ban people from carrying a gun near a school, and in 2008 the Supreme Court held in District...
  • The Law That Can Save America And Put Obama In Jail

    01/11/2013 5:52:33 PM PST · by Windflier · 45 replies
    To The Point ^ | 10 January 2013 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution states: "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time." This is the "Power of the Purse" clause, which Article I, Section 7, Clause 1 makes clear is exclusively held by the House of Representatives: "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."...
  • EDITORIAL: A land less free

    01/11/2013 5:52:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2013 | Editorial
    America continues to lose ground in economic libertyThe United States is no longer a beacon of freedom to the world. Countries once looked to America for inspiration on how to escape poverty and embrace prosperity, but now they can find better examples to follow. The Heritage Foundation on Thursday noted our fifth consecutive decline in its annual Index of Economic Freedom. Its a sad day when countries such as Chile and Mauritius can outdo the red-white-and-blue when it comes to opportunity. U.S. economic policy has broken faith with the Founding Fathers, who preached the value of property rights, sound money...
  • Question of the Day 1/11: Unarmed guards

    01/11/2013 5:48:57 PM PST · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 11 replies
    Will unarmed guards in schools be able to keep kids safe?
  • Young men giving up on marriage: Women arent women anymore

    01/11/2013 5:39:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 388 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1-10-13 | Hilary White
    Fewer young men in the US want to get married than ever, while the desire for marriage is rising among young women, according to the Pew Research Center. Pew recently found that the number of women 18-34 saying that having a successful marriage is one of the most important things rose from 28 percent to 37 percent since 1997. The number of young adult men saying the same thing dropped from 35 percent to 29 percent in the same time. Pews findings have caught the attention of one US writer who maintains that feminism, deeply entrenched in every segment of...
  • Whew! Huge Asteroid Apophis Won't Hit Earth in 2036

    01/11/2013 5:35:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies ^ | 10 January 2013 Time: 04:40 PM ET | Tariq Malik, Managing Editor
    The Earth is safe from the giant asteroid Apophis when it flies extremely close to our planet in 2029, then returns for seconds in 2036, NASA scientists announced today (Jan. 10). The chances of an impact in 2036 are less than one in a million, they added. Asteroid Apophis which is the size of three and a half football fields was discovered in June 2004 and gained infamy after a preliminary study suggested it had a 2.7 percent chance of hitting the Earth during its 2029 flyby. Subsequent observations ruled out an impact in 2029, but astronomers were...